One parent said ‘every child is stressed these days’. Dubai English Speaking College is a British private school located in the Academic City, Dubai, UAE.It follows the National Curriculum for England.DESC was founded by the first headteacher, Peter Daly, in 2005 with 35 Year 7 students, and was located at the Oud Metha site of their sister school - the Dubai English Speaking School, which is Dubai's oldest British school. They will in effect be doubling the size of the campus available for sport. Our secondary school was established in 2005 (originally located at the Oud Metha site of DESS) to meet the needs of our parents and their children requiring continuing British education up to Year 13. He is clearly proud of his school for success in sport, enterprise and the performing arts. by shawarma » 25 Aug 2008, 11:20 . One wonders why ... as in why there was a press release, not why DESC migrated to a new webmail email and web server. The College opened in 2005 to provide a through-school arrangement for secondary education for families at DESS. They described how the children have to write a letter of application to acquire a place at DESC. Additional charges and costs for uniform, stationery, bus transportation. If you're with us, you're with us for life; we will find a pathway for you. I would not hesitate in recommending it as a school and neither would my children more importantly. DESC is the secondary continuation of the well known and popular primary level Dubai English Speaking School . International School Advisor lets you find out what parents, pupils and teachers really think about the schools you are considering. The college, in addition to the traditional A Level route, currently offers BTEC options in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, Sport, Applied Science, Hospitality, and ICT. Emirates British Nursery, Dubai Silicon Oasis, Repton Foundation School (Rose Campus) Abu Dhabi.

The PE department has a fully equipped weights room like a professional gym. We also had time to speak to some of the younger members of the school – Aidan Kelly (Y8), Gabby Meli and Mahon Miyata (both Y9). ", What about the curriculum? Dubai English Speaking College is a Best of school, a ranking determined by parent surveys on the site. Two changing cubicles are available as well.

The Centre has been created to give students a university-style experience and to provide a balance between social interaction and independent learning. Fees start at AED 69,865  a year from Year 7 to Year 11, and rise to AED 75,092 for the tuition fee in Years 12 and 13. DESC is also mulling more BTEC options, including travel and tourism, and possibly engineering, although the latter would require specialist facilities that DESC is looking to create in the future. • Specialist SEN curriculum, 2.5km Feel free to pm me if you want more information. Fees for 2009-2010 updated, increase of 12% as per KHDA guidelines. As well as competitive sport, there is a clear emphasis on promoting the benefits of keeping fit, with fitness for all, aerobics and yoga.Although the focus of the expansion to the additional building has been the Sixth Form, the school's 11 to 16 year olds have also benefited from more space and access to buildings vacated by senior students. The sixth form café, seating areas and silent study spaces are extensive. Staff turnover, at 10%, is well below the UAE average of 20-22%, ensuring a level of stability and clear staff commitment. They also celebrate the multinationalism of the school community. This has been acknowledged by our sister website,, which has recognised DESC as one of the Best Schools for Sport in the UAE - coming in equal top place with Dubai College. Students also take part in various debating competitions and were the 2016-17 winners of the World Scholars’ Cup. Take our survey and help other parents. Dubai English Speaking College (DESC) is the secondary branch of DESS Dubai, and opened in September 2005 with years 7 and 8, with plans to add an additional grade each year to eventually offer GCSE and A-levels. About 50% of the children use the canteen while the rest bring their own snacks. He feels that the school is ‘beyond outstanding and you can just smell it’. An outstanding school providing a totally inclusive education for children 11-19yrs following the National Curriculum for England (GCSE&Alevel). We asked what makes the school unique and Andy referred to the history of the establishment and praised the custodians who pre-dated the school in the original DESS. However, beyond these largely academic measures, all other key indicators in terms of Students' personal and social development and innovation skills, the Curriculum, Teaching and Assessment, the Protection, Care, Guidance and Support, and Leadership and Management were rated Outstanding across the board.

They are increasing the number of trees, vegetation and outdoor seating opportunities. WhichSchoolAdvisor's annual school survey. You will also be able to add admissions availability per year group, and advertise current job vacancies. There is a student council and pupils can fill in an online survey where everyone gets to have their say. Dubai English Speaking College reviews - add yours here. That's an approach that we won't take at DESC.

DESS Dubai fees included (in grey) for reference. The not-for-profit aspect was a major draw. Andy told us that many visiting parents say ‘I wish I’d gone here’. If so, click on the link below, and we will forward your request for information to the school or schools of the same type that we are confident have availability.

2006-2007 - cost of books and most extra-curricular activities are included in school fees.

The staff pupil relationships they described as ‘great’ as teachers were ‘always available’, ‘cared for and challenged you personally’.

Our secondary school was established in 2005 (originally located at the Oud Metha site of DESS) to meet the needs of our parents and their children requiring continuing British … the strong educational leadership, the vibrant culture of innovation and inclusion, and successful commitment to the implementation of the UAE National Agenda; Imaginative teaching and the very effective use of assessment, ensuring that students make rapid progress, acquire high levels of understanding and develop impressive learning skills; Students' attitudes and exemplary behaviour; The innovative curriculum, adapted effectively to meet the needs of almost all groups of students; The school's arrangements for safety, security and care, the promotion of healthy lifestyles and notable sporting prowess. According to Assistant headteacher Roger Hancock, the idea, is to prepare students for independent study, similar to a university experience. There is a parent forum and parents meet regularly with the leadership team. The school has introduced a sibling discount scheme. We learned from them that they felt DESC ‘brings out your full potential’ and ‘encourages you to try your best’. The school was founded in 2005 with only 35 year 7 students who came from the original DESS primary school in Oud Metha, Dubai… Both DESS and DESC are among the few ‘not for profit’ schools in Dubai.

Both DESS and DESC are among the few ‘not for profit’ schools in Dubai. Two changing cubicles are available as well. There are now 157 teachers and an additional 15 teaching assistants, up quite significantly on the 114 full-time teachers employed two years ago, including the Headteacher and the senior management team. It has been rated Outstanding by the KHDA since 2012-13. A family with three siblings will receive 5% discount for child number 3, i.e.

Roger Hancock stated that "If we offer a place in our Sixth form, we will then find a suitable academic pathway for the student, whether that's a mixture of Level 2 and Level 3 courses, mixed with the BTEC qualification perhaps… or maybe BTEC and two A Levels, or even a four A Level course. Are you looking for a place for your child, and want help from our school consultants?

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Dubai English Speaking College reviews. The classrooms and admin blocks are housed in two storey sandy-beige modern blocks with long narrow windows. Dubai English Speaking College is the sister institution to Dubai English Speaking School (DESS), the oldest UK-curriculum school in Dubai, established in 1963. Click for full DESC fee information by year group. Location is in Dubai International Academic City (DIAC or DAC), near Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO). An elementary school following the British educational system.

Your International School Advisor profile page could help increase your school's visibility and reputation. Fantastic experience at DESC, hugely grateful for the opportunity for the Auchterarder touring party to join your tournament with DESC and Al Khubairat. Dubai English Speaking College is the sister institution to Dubai English Speaking School (DESS), the oldest UK-curriculum school in Dubai, established in 1963. Please help us keep prospective parents up to date with your latest information. Dubai English Speaking College is the sister institution to Dubai English Speaking School (DESS), the oldest UK-curriculum school in Dubai, established in 1963. Our House system dominates life at DESSC and students improve socially and personally through personalised experiences. New website URL (previous domain returns a not found error when checked). has received a small number of submissions to our Parent Survey, with DESC receiving an overall rating of 4.4 of a potential 5. The uniform is sold on a shop at the school premises and is provided by Trutex.

: music, instrumental, dance, etc. Food in the canteen was described as ‘amazing’. Set on a busy, but friendly campus DESC is continuing to evolve on its custom site in Academic City. WhichSchoolAdvisor's annual school survey. We finally visited the school uniform shop which is on-site and well set up with all of the clothes on display. Bus transport fees are AED 560 per month (unchanged from 2009-2010). Academically, this is a school that delivers. We next spoke to five parents who were happy to share their views on the school. He aims for continual improvement and that DESC ‘will deliver what it promises’. They have a nutritionist in school who helps develop a healthy menu for salads, brown rice etc and they embrace different cultures by serving food from India, China and Australia. Fabulous and supportive teachers. One parent described DESC as a ‘progressive’ school, ‘not riding on the past’. All the classrooms are large and well-equipped for each subject. The students, Andy explained, were proud to represent DESC and he said that there were opportunities for all whatever their performance level. Andy is originally a history teacher and he said that he misses the fact that he can’t continue to teach as he is so involved as a facilitator to the current crop of educators. DESC Dubai - It's not just about the academic, sporting facilities at DESC are also good. Students felt the opportunities to travel were ‘great’ and that the motivation from staff was ‘excellent’.

Ongoing investment in the school and children at the English College is high. The majority of students continue their education at its sister school andvery popular as …

Within each block the classrooms all surround a large indoor courtyard or majlis area for group meetings or gatherings.

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It was thought that DESC creates very independent children and that the transition from Y6 to 7 was ‘excellent’.

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